The Dales House at 414 Alexander Street circa 1890 CVA Photo SGN 490

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


On Wednesday, June 1, lovers of East End history will have the rare chance to hear co-editors Daphne Marlatt and Carole Itter talk about their amazing adventure intrviewing over fifty pioneer East End Vancouver residents from a diversity of backgrounds about their lives growing up in Vancouver's first Neighbourhood. OPENING DOORS IN VANCOUVER'S EAST END: STRATHCONA was one of a few precious out of print Vancouver history books to be reprinted as part of the Vancouver 125 Celebrations. It is a truly amazing book--my old original copy was literally falling apart, I had read it so much.

Anyway, for all you who would choose (even if it was for one night only) history over hockey, please come down to the

Seniors Lounge (Main Floor) of the
Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer at Princess Avenue) at
7:15 pm (Wednesday, June 1st)

Daphne and Carole and perhaps even a number of some of the original interviewees will be on hand to talk about the amazing stories behind the stories in the book. Copies will be on sale courtesy of People's Co-op Books.

This presentation is part of the monthly Strathcona Residents' Association meeting. Everyone is welcome for this special part of the meeting which we have scheduled to happen before the business part of the meeting.
Admission is Free

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Daphne and Carole. I know that the old Aural History Programme at the BC Archives was excited to publish the original book back in 1978-79. (I remember reading the proofs with David Mitchell during one of my summers at the archives!) I'm very pleased to see OPENING DOORS reprinted at last.

    Best wishes,
    Dennis J. Duffy
    Archivist, Collections, Research and Access Services
    Royal BC Museum